Mera Naam Joker is the blockbuster Indian film. It was a multi-starrer film that made records at the box office. The lead role was played by the Raj Kapoor, The Showman of the Bollywood film industry and probably the one who carved out a niche for Indian cinema. The film was released on 18 December 1970.
This film was about a clown who must make his audience laugh at the cost of his own sorrows. The film is considered to be one of the lengthiest films of Indian cinema. And for your shock, the film had not one but two intervals! Yes, you read it right, the two intervals. It was the first film to have two intervals. The running time of the film was 244 mins, means it was nearly 4 hours long film.
Four hours means nearly two films together of today’s times. Even then the film went on to become a hit. The storyline was so strong and emotional that it made the audience stuck to their seats. The film’s music was also one of the add-ons. Mera Naam Joker is the story of Raju, considered the best circus clown ever. Ever since Raju’s father died in an accident during his performance, Raju’s mother had been repulsed by the circus. The film narrates Raju’s journey from his childhood to the day of his last performance.
Have you watched this movie? No, then what are you waiting for? Switch to this film this weekend!